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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is anesthesia required to remove fluid from lungs?

Is anesthesia required to remove fluid from lungs?

Thoracentesis: Is one way to remove accumulated fluid from inside the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Local anesthesia, injected painlessly on the skin surface, is required to assure comfort during the procedure. If you are referring to fluid accumulation inside the lungs, as happens in heart failure, then drugs given systemically can "mobilize" fluid to be eliminated by the kidneys.. ...Read more

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What virus causes fluid around lungs?

What virus causes fluid around lungs?

Pleural effusion: Lots of viruses (and also bacterial and fungi) can cause fluid around the lungs in the right situations. There are also non-infectious causes of fluid around the lungs. Finding the cause usually involves taking a sample of the fluid and sending it to the lab for analysis. ...Read more

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Sister has fluid around lung stagec4 ovarian how bad is this befit fluid marker was 352 ?

Sister has fluid around lung stagec4 ovarian how bad is this befit fluid marker was 352 ?

Depend: What fluid marker? It also depends if this is the first time she has fluid around her lung or is this a recurrence or re accumulation of fluid. Also how much chemotherapy did she undergo. The fluid can be removed and a temporary catheter can be placed to drain the fluid. ...Read more

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Should have cardioversion if fluid in lungs?

Should have cardioversion if fluid in lungs?

if it is the cause: Cardioversion is done for irregular heart beat that will form the lots in heat their dislocation will cause severe complications , irregular heart beat also make the heart inefficient pump then fluid may accumulating in the lung speak to your doctor who knows the reason. ...Read more

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Water pill for fluid on lungs?

Water pill for fluid on lungs?

Yes: Diuretics are used frequently for "fluid on lungs". The cause of this finding however should be diagnosed and treated as well since diuretic therapy is not always going to treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

Depends.....: First, the etiology of the cough and "fluid" needs to be diagnosed. For example, the fluid could be from congestive heart failure or be inflammatory sputum from acute bronchitis or an asthma exacerbation. All of these etiologies have different treatments so see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then the correct treatment rendered. If you are short of breath, go to the er. ...Read more

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Please tell me can fluid on lungs be a sign of cancer?

Please tell me can fluid on lungs be a sign of cancer?

Maybe probably not: Fluid around the lungs is often secondary to infection, trauma, heart failure The build up of fluid in the pericardium may be due to heart failure, a viral illness, pneumonia but its not that likely. The fluid should be drained and tested they can see is cancer cells are in there and what it is composed of. Don't panic ...Read more

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Is fluid on lungs and pneumonia after gallbladder removed serious?

Is fluid on lungs and pneumonia after gallbladder removed serious?

Pneumonia: Absolutely. Not sure if you are referring to pleural effusion (liquid in the space between the tissues surrounding the lungs), or to congestion due to fluid in air spaces in the lung which could be fluid overload during surgery, congestive heart failure, other. If is hospital acquired pneumonia this can be life-threatening, particularly if due to multi-antibiotic resistant microorganisms. ...Read more